CFSC's Annual Conference Nov 5-8 in Oakland, CA!
Community Food Security Coalition Annual Conference Honoring our Roots. Growing the Movement
Nov 05, 2011 08:55 AM
Nov 08, 2011 08:55 PM
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Join this yearly gathering of over 1,000 diverse individuals representing hundreds of organizations all over the world who are at the forefront of building a just, environmentally, and economically sustainable, diverse food system. The conference offers 66 skill building and educational workshops, 20 networking sessions, 5 committee meetings, and numerous general sessions.
*Registration Ends October 16*
Fees and Deadlines: http://communityfoodconference.org/15/registration-fees/
Register Now: http://communityfoodconference.org/registration/login
Farm to school programs
Healthy corner stores initiatives
Influencing local and national food policy
Health, wealth and justice in black communities
Organizing for food dignity
Keynote and plenary speakers include:
Larry Cohen, Prevention Institute
Judith Redmond, Full Belly Farm
Elias Araujo, Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement
Valerie Segrest, Food and Community Fellow, Muckleshoot Tribe
Raj Patel, Author, Activist, Scholar
Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman, Maine
About the Community Food Security Coalition:
The Community Food Security Coalition is a diverse group of hundreds of individuals and over 500 organizations dedicated to building a fair food system that meets the needs of everyone, including workers, farmers, and people with low incomes. Different groups within the organization work in their own communities to build local food systems that support self-reliance and collaboration and foster economic development by linking family-scale farmers with consumers; and promoting both local and national policy changes that support community food security goals. The Community Food Security Coalition also operates the Comfood listserv that helps members connect and communicate on issues around the country.
About the Conference:
Jointly hosted by the California Food and Justice Coalition http://cafoodjustice.org/ <http://cafoodjustice.org/> and Food First, http://www.foodfirst.org/ <http://www.foodfirst.org/> the Institute for Food and Development Policy, this 15th annual conference brings together the people who are shaping the future of the movement. General Sessions will look back to the roots of the food movement, discuss the Food & Farm Bill, and examine where the movement is heading. The third annual Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded and attendees will have the opportunity to meet Food Sovereignty and Food Justice advocates from the Bay Area and beyond.